I appreciate the love and connection that God wants with me.
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
That idea of reason is a very important one. Our perspective is so important. It determines our stress level, what we believe, how successful we are, even how submissive we are to allowing God’s will.
When it comes to helping people follow the health laws, without them feeling like a chore, I always turn to the reason WHY. When we understand, are connected, are clear about WHY, then we can find motivation and excitement. Chores actually feel less like CHORES.
Think of something you have wanted to do for your health recently, that you have had a hard time being consistent in. Do you know why it is so important? Have you connected that reason with what you actually want for your life – YOUR PERSONAL WHY? Or, like most people are you trying to make it work, because you know it is the right thing to do, what your doctor recommend, or feel guilty for not doing it because the Holy Spirit is convicting you?
While it is important to exercise faith, we know that God does not expect us to have blind faith. I believe that some of us think that when it comes to our health. For example, in the story of Naaman, he was instructed to wash in the Jordan. It was faith that healed him, yes! But he was clear that what he wanted was healing from leprosy. The clearer we are about WHY we are taking a step, adding a habit, or even given up a vice, the easier it will be to give up our own way for God’s way.
The truth will set you free. It did for me and meat eating…
Try it now. Think of a change you want to make. Write some reason WHY it is important. HOW it will get you what you want. WHAT success you will experience. Then stay connected to that reason. You will see like Naaman, even if you are flustered and upset, you will be willing to do whatever it takes and see the reward for your faith and action.
It is important for us to reason from cause to effect.